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Located midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, this highway leads to some interesting tundra hikes.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gravel road” (9 reviews)
“tangle lakes” (5 reviews)
“pot holes” (5 reviews)
Between Cantwell and Paxson, AK
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I agree with Jenmac48 totally. But visitors must realize that the road, views and animals change with each season. We visited the area in early August before the hunting season. However, some hunters were already setting up camps, and the ATVs were out and about...More

1  Thank OHtravels
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

When we asked locals about the condition of the Denali Highway we were surprised how many had actually not driven it but still said don't do it. We did. In a 2000 model Chevrolet Cavalier. This small car did us proud. We fuelled up, checked...More

1  Thank Jenmac48
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A dirt road and poorly maintained. Plan your trip without it, I wish I had. Some good views, but much else.

2  Thank John K
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We traveled the Denali Highway in May 2017. We were a little nervous about driving the highway due to its isolation but once on it we were surprised by how many other cars we passed. The weather while we were there was beautiful so understand...More

2  Thank Baybeblue
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took our time and took in all the scenery. It's beautiful and isolated. We saw very few other travelers. Most every pond has some water fowl, most that we don't see in the Midwest. We stayed at Alpine Creek Lodge so we didn't have...More

2  Thank fks999
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Our tour coach drove over the Denali Highway's mostly dirt road without incident. A Spring storm dropped a bit of snow and some lakes/ponds were still melting. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. This was definitely a highlight of our two week trip. We made a...More

Thank bglhvn
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the night at the Tangle Lakes BLM campground and spent a glorious day slowly driving the Denali Road to Brushkana BLM campground. We saw incredible birds, including Blackpoll Warblers and Rock Ptarmigan at Tangle Lakes Campground, lots of Yellow Warblers, and a singing...More

Thank Ginteralaska
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I've been lucky enough to travel on some rather amazing roads in the US, including the continental divide in CO, Sedona in AZ and the southern part of the Pacific Coast Highway. The Denali highway certainly is a contender with those for the most beautiful...More

Thank psudino
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We drove the Denali Highway into the Interior of Alaska from Anchorage to Fairbanks. To call it scenic is an understatement! The drive from Anchorage to Seward is the only drive that rivaled this one! There are a few scenic stops and don't miss stopping...More

1  Thank Linsey H
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Not our first time driving across this 135 mile gravel road but the first in many years. Recommend doing in a truck or SUV since the road can beat pretty rough in places. Not a lot of public restrooms available but totally worth the time...More

Thank MEH1954
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Dave S
11 October 2016|
Response from MEH1954 | Reviewed this property |
It's only open in summer until the snow flies. No winter maintenance. In spring it's graded then begins deteriorating with traffic. We went in September & it's beautiful but slow going with potholes. Most RV & car rental... More
31 July 2016|
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Response from DFRB | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely allowed on the Denali Highway. We passed several that had pulled off the road for what appeared to be the night before. They had their awning out and were having breakfast when we drove past. We rented... More